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Kelly A. Birdwell BA, MD, MSCI

Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Medical Chief of VA Kidney Transplant, Nashville VA
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  • 209 ratings

Areas of Expertise

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    Kidney Transplantation
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    Kidney and Pancreas Transplant
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Conditions and Treatments

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    Kidney Transplantation
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    Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)
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    Kidney Biopsy
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    Peritoneal Dialysis
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1500 21st Avenue South, Suite 3400
Nashville, TN 37212


  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Tennessee Knoxville, 1997
  • Doctor of Medicine - Emory University, 2001
  • Residency - University of Colorado Health Science Center, 2004
  • Master of Science in Clinical Investigation - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2009
  • Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2009

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2017

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Dr. Birdwell has shown herself to be a very caring professional that has treated us with the utmost kindness and respect.
March 18, 2022
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Dr. Birdwell is great!!!!
March 10, 2022
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She is a good attending and caring doctor towards her patient
Februray 23, 2022
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Again Dr. Bardwell is and has always made me feel like I'm her only patient. I love her
Februray 9, 2022
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She was excellent!
Februray 8, 2022
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Dr.Kelly Birdwell is very personable, concerned, efficient and knowledgeable. A pleasure to confer with about my kidney transplant health.
Februray 3, 2022
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January 29, 2022
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Always very professional
January 17, 2022
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Dr. Birdwell is awesome! She is very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, unhurried and includes me in decisions regarding my care. I am always singing her praises!
January 13, 2022
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